Domestic Abuse Services this Christmas from 20th Dec – 4th Jan

no excuse for domestic abuse this christmas

Domestic Violence over Christmas

Due to the seasonal increase in alcohol consumption, financial pressures and spending more time at home together, Christmas normally sees an increase in domestic violence and abuse.

Christmas can be stressful and difficult for anyone experiencing abuse, there is never an excuse for causing it and help is available for anyone needing support.

WORTH Domestic Abuse Service Opening Hours

WORTH’s Domestic Abuse Service’s Christmas opening hours are listed below and can be reached by calling 0330 222 8181:

  • Monday 20 December to Friday 24 December: 9am to 5pm
  • Monday 27 December and Tuesday 28 December: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 29 December to Friday 31 December: 9am to 5pm
  • Monday 3 January 2022: CLOSED
  • Tuesday 4 January: 9am to 5pm

On the days that WORTH is closed, anyone affected by domestic violence and abuse can call the freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

(If you are in immediate risk of harm always call 999 and press *55 to use the silent solution option if you are unable to speak).

Draft Support Strategy Survey

You can also have your say on a draft Domestic Abuse Accommodation and Support Strategy for Sussex setting out how WORTH, alongside East Sussex and Brighton & Hove, will protect and assist survivors of domestic abuse in safe accommodation.

You can find out more and complete the online survey on the link below – consultation closes Sunday 19th December 2021.


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